Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
30 JAN 2018 4:40PM by PIB Delhi
Dynamic Facade Lighting System at Rashtrapati Bhawan, North & South Block

            The Central Public Works Department, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has this year installed the new Dynamic Façade lighting system at monumental heritage buildings of international importance i.e. Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block & South Block.  Earlier façade lighting was done through conventional lights i.e. GLS/Metal Helide/Sodium vapour whose light efficacy was very poor in comparison of present LED light fixtures.  The Dynamic Façade Lighting at Rashtrapati Bhawan was fixed and inaugurated by Hon’ble President of India on 19th January, 2018. 

            This LED fixtures has around 1 lakh burning hour whereas earlier light fixtures were around 10,000 burning hour.  New lighting system has computerized control having unified power and data cable for easy installation and maintenance with automation in selection of colour combination scheme using opti-bin technology, selection of timing, facility of dimming, switching on/off facility, individual/combined control of light fittings etc. through Ethernet based controller.  This lighting system has got features to produce multi-colour combinations.  The colour combination on domes, chattries, logia columns, facade of main buildings of Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block and South Block have enhanced the architectural features of these buildings.  This system is energy efficient as well as cost effective and there is value addition by putting this system on these buildings.